You may (or may not) remember from information provided earlier this year, that the school went through its process of review. In Victoria, schools are reviewed periodically to make sure they are meeting the minimum standards and other requirements for registration. Schools complete a self-evaluation against the minimum standards and how they have progressed against the goals set in the school’s strategic plan (2017 – 2020). A panel is formed to conduct the review. The panel for Albion's review consisted of: an external departmental chosen school improvement reviewer, the Deer Park/Sunshine network of school’s (of which Albion is a member) Senior Education Improvement Leader, principal of the school, two challenge partners (who were other principals), school council president or representative, staff members and student representatives.
Even though the review process happened during the first wave of COVID in term one, we were able to complete it. While everything was held up due the pandemic, the final report was received in July and the school's new strategic plan (2020 - 2024) has been endorsed by the Department, the school's Senior Education Improvement Leader and by School Council President, Naomi Harper earlier this week. You will find a copy of the School Strategic Plan (SSP) on the website (Policies, Documents and Forms). Annual Implementation Plans (AIP) are developed to determine what the school will focus on and do each year to work towards achieving the goals from the SSP by 2024. Due to COVID, this year's AIP will most likey be carried forward into 2021. It is unknown at this stage whether or not future school reviews will move back a year.The school council members are as follows:
Naomi Harper (President)
Adam Bird (Vice President)
Courtney MorrisonSandra McRitchie
Cathryn Kay (Treasurer)
Jann Turner (Minute Secretary)
Adrienne Williamson (Principal and Executive Officer)